The process of active addiction is necessarily a journey away from our true selves. Addiction is the process of distraction and protection from the painful parts of. . .
One of the biggest barriers that keep us active in our addictive patterns is the inability to believe that we could live without any particular addiction. For many. . .
The thought of letting go of certain addictions can seem as daunting as it seems necessary. It is important to remember that the reason it is difficult. . .
At their center, addictions are an attempt to regulate and control our emotional experience. They generally represent a misguided attempt to. . .
Our addictions develop as an attempt at finding harmony. Addictive patterns represent a rigid dependence on substances or behaviors that seem to soothe our emotional experience. . .
Although it may not always feel like it, life is always an adventure. And our addicted lives are an important part of this adventure. Often, though. . .
Recovery from addiction is much bigger than simple abstinence. Abstinence, in fact, can only create a space in which we are more easily able to undergo an evolution in our ability. . .
Successful recovery from addiction is often preceded by great pain. This pain comes in many forms, physical as well as psychological. And for a while. . .
In many ways, active addiction and conscious recovery are dysfunctional and functional means to the same end. The biggest difference . . .
Today’s quotation speaks directly to the importance of honoring the connection between our physical and emotional bodies. One consequence of active addiction. . .